“Epidemics are not like hurricanes — you don’t hunker down for a few days and then they’re gone,” said Neil Ferguson.
Elon Musk quickly tweeted his "full support."
A spokesman for the mayor said it was part of a "reexamination" of monuments and statues that may "represent different things to different people."
"He used OUR Independence Day to tell a majority of our country that we are not welcome here in America," snapped one.
The president, who was not wearing a mask, claimed without evidence that 99% of U.S. coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" at the National Mall event.
GOP Rep. Greg Gianforte's wife, Susan, met with Guilfoyle, a Trump campaign official. Neither wore a mask or maintained social distance.
Twitter users put the vice president's description down to a copy-and-paste error from the Trump campaign.
"Benedict Arnold can step aside," VoteVets says in its latest anti-Trump attack ad.
The Republican Party has a conspiracy cult problem. And it's not going away.
As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not the president's style.